Matt Hughes

Matthew Allen Hughes was born on October 13, 1973, in Hillsboro, Illinois, and he is a professional mixed martial arts fighter and former 2-time UFC World Welterweight Champion. The long-time member of the Miletich Fighting Systems left the Miletich camp in late 2007 to start Team Hughes. Team Hughes fights out of H.I.T. Squad, a Granite City, Illinois gym, which he co-owns with teammate and current EliteXC Middleweight champion Robbie Lawler, Matt Pena, and Marc Fiore.He holds notable wins over BJ Penn, Georges St. Pierre, Frank Trigg, Royce Gracie, Hayato Sakurai, Akihiro Gono, Carlos Newton and Sean Sherk.